Chair in Surveillance Studies

Lauch Event, Brussels
Monday, February 3, 2020 -
18:00 - 21:00

ORGANIZED BY VUB Chair in Surveillance Studies and Privacy Salon‍

LOCATION Botanique, Rue Royale 236, 1210 Brussels www.botanique.be

On 1 October 2019, the VUB Chair in Surveillance Studies started. The Chair is based at the LSTS research group and is supported by the research groups CRiS and SMIT. The Chair is coordinated by Professor Dr. Rosamunde van Brakel. The main objectives of the Chair in Surveillance Studies are:

  • Stimulating and encouraging interdisciplinary research in Surveillance Studies
  • Stimulating cooperation and exchange of researchers within different research groups of the VUB, other researchers and research groups in Belgium and from across the world who do research on surveillance
  • Creating a knowledge center on surveillance in Belgium and exploring the possibility of establishing an interfaculty research group at the VUB.

Contributions from:

  • Prof. Serge Gutwirth, Law, Science, Technology and Society Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Prof. Gloria González Fuster, Law, Science, Technology and Society Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Prof. Kristel Beyens, Crime and Society Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Prof. Jo Pierson, imec- Studies on Media, Innovation & Technology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Prof. Rosamunde van Brakel Law, Science, Technology and Society Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Thierry Vandenbussche, Arts and Events Director Privacy Salon

Panel Debate: Surveillance Histories and Futures

  • Dr. Chiara Fonio, Joint Research Centre of the European Commission
  • Prof. Lucas Melgaço, Crime and Society Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Prof. Jason Pridmore, Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Prof. William Webster, Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy, University of Stirling

The launch event is due to take place on February 3th at Le Botanique, Brussels, alongside the exhibition Mensch Maschine.

The event starts at 6pm. RSVP at thierry@privacysalon.org

MORE INFORMATIONhttps://www.vub.be/chair-in-surveillance-studies#chair-in-surveillance-studies-(en)